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Roy Cotton Memorial Match – Sunday 10th September 2017 at 2pm

Hello

We will be holding the annual Roy Cotton memorial match against Harrogate on 10th September to remember and celebrate all the hard work and passion Roy brought to pétanque in Leeds and beyond.

We propose to start at 2pm on the day, a later start at the request of one of Roy’s daughters, with first up the game for the trophy, this will be followed by barbeque/food/drinks, and then we can have social play for as long as players like.

LPC will provide all food and drinks for the day. We propose to have a bbq (we will have a gazebo in case of inclement weather) salads, desserts, snacks etc and a range of drinks (wine/beer/soft drinks/tea & coffee).

The food and drink will be free to Leeds club members and there will be a charge of £5 per head for all visitors.

We ask you all to bring something for the BBQ with you please. Crisps, salads, drinks, cakes or tortillas. You know, all the delicious stuff you usually bring for an event.

Please can you let us know by the Sunday before (3rd Sep) if you are coming so we can make the appropriate provision. Any questions, suggestions, etc just let Paul or I know.

We are looking forward to another great day’s play in the company of Roy’s family. Lets hope the weather is kind to us.

Captain Fantastic

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Congratulations to our Club Captain, Neill Rank, pictured above holding up the Home Nations pétanque winners cup he recently helped win for England in the 2017 Home Nations championships.

The competition compromised of teams from England, Wales, Scotland and Jersey where each nation enters eight teams who play triples against four teams from the other three nations. So, in total 12 games each over the weekend.

Neill, Dag Nygaard and John Edmonson formed one of the English teams and came first in the competition by winning 10 out of the 12 games. Fantastic achievement! Well done Neill and partners.

Presentation Day

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On a beautiful sunny evening, we had a fantastic turn out for the presentation of the West Yorkshire League winners’ trophy to our club. Paul Simpkins presented the cup and gave us a lovely speech about coming top and welcoming Harrogate to the league, and it was great they were represented on the night by a few of their members.

We’re all looking forward to next years’ league and attempting to win two times in a row.

Here’s are some photos:

Help Jo’s Fundraiser – Cricket Without Boundaries

Hello All

One of our members is doing something really special and needs some support – please read the following message from Jo:

I am fundraising for the charity Cricket Without Boundaries by swimming the distance of the channel over two weeks in September and wondered if any of you would be interested in sponsoring me for this challenge.  Cricket Without Boundaries is a cricket development and AIDS awareness charity that brings communities together through sport and promotes the awareness and treatment of HIV / AIDS.

Last year I volunteered for Cricket Without Boundaries for the first time, and in October I'll be doing it again, this time in Uganda and Rwanda.  On my last trip we coached 3500 children, giving them a fun introduction to cricket but most importantly raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and explaining the importance of testing and treatment.  We also trained 100 teachers to be coaches so that they can continue using sport to educate even more kids in the future.

The charity is run completely on donations, generated by volunteers like me doing crazy activities, and so over 14 days in September, I will be swimming the distance of the English Channel which is 34km, 21 miles or 1360 lengths of your average pool!  If you would like to sponsor me, please visit my fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoDean1
Or if you'd rather come and support, you can help count my lengths or make me a bacon butty when (if) I make it!

Thanks
Jo

West Yorkshire League – Trophy Presentation

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Date for your diaries – On Tuesday 15th August, at our normal club night, we are going to be presented with the West Yorkshire League trophy by Paul Simpkins for winning the league this year. Be great to see many of you there on the evening especially if you helped us win. Plus we are planning to go for a drink afterwards in a local pub.

Come down if you can.

Cheers,

James